Sunday, September 11, 2011

So long 20’s…30 is not looking so bad…

Thirty is here.  Just an ordinary part of life but in some way it seems like a turning point. 

This past year, since the birth of my second daughter, I have struggled with my health both physically and emotionally.  It has rocked my world…my faith.  It is these “trials” that unsettle us which can bring about the best fruit. 

Of the many “growing opportunities” this past year, I share with you my most recent "Ah Ha" moment.  My body and energy levels are definitely NOT what they were in my early 20’s.  Because I had so much “extra” energy I could afford to be sloppy.  Sloshing my energy where ever I wanted.  But now my energy is a commodity.  What will I spend it on or what will I stop wasting it on?  One big thing stands out today (I’m sure more to come) I will not waste it on WORRYING! 

I spent my 20’s overreacting to a lot of things.  Worrying…fretting over things outside of my control.  Examples:  Will my daughter reach that next milestone? Will I get it all done? Will that relationship ever find reconciliation?  Will I ever get better?  Kids, spouse, family, friends, money, home-making…you name it and I have probably worried about it.  I’ve decided that it is such a waste of my energy. 

Jesus has already told me not to worry (Matthew 6).  I can’t change anything by worrying.  I simply just waste my energy.  Jesus tells me to seek Him and everything else will fall into place (Matthew 6:33).   He knows my needs and will perfectly provide for them in His timing. 

So “hello” 30!  Cheers to a new “less worry” journey ahead.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's Just a Season

  For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. - Ecclesiastes 3:1 -->

A dear friend of mine has told me repeatedly, “It’s a season.” 

And really it is…a season of sleepless nights, of nursing, of baby food, of can fill it in.  As a first time mom, I couldn’t quite find the comfort in the words, “it’s just a season.”  But now as a mom of two small ones I take more comfort in them.  My oldest no longer pulls everything out of the kitchen cupboards and she finally does eat meat and not just fruit and carbs! 

I have spent so much time worrying over things that are really, “just a season.”  Right now my youngest squawks about everything.  Not a quite squawk, a LOUD squawk.  While driving, she cries seventy percent of the time.  But I remind myself, “it’s just a season.”  She will learn how to talk soon enough and then…there will be another season.  The Bible talks about this.  A season for everything under heaven.  So the question I ask myself is…“Will I fret about this season I find myself in or remember God has lovingly put me here.” He already knows how this season will turn out and it will be for my good! (Jeremiah 29:11)

What season are you in?